Funeral director invites locals for cream
11:37am Tuesday 16th September 2008 in Walks
STAFF at a Newquay funeral directors are inviting the local community to join them for traditional cream tea to help raise money for charity.
The Co-operative Funeralcare in Chester Road has organised the event to help celebrate Children’s Hospice South West’s Big South West Cream Tea on Wednesday, September 24.
Children’s Hospice South West is encouraging local businesses and organisations to take part in this inaugural event to raise funds to build a hospice in Cornwall, to supplement Little Bridge House and Charlton Farm, the two existing complexes in Devon.
Yvonne Blake from The Co-operative Funeralcare said: “People are welcome to drop in for scones, jam and Cornish cream from 2pm onwards on the day. To boost the funds we are also offering people the opportunity to travel in a chauffeur-driven limousine - the highest bidder will have the use of the limousine for an event of their choice.”
For a £3 donation, visitors will also receive a raffle ticket, which will be drawn at the end of the event.
The Co-operative Funeralcare is hoping to raise at £100 towards Children’s Hospice South West so that an extra £100 will be donated from The Co-operative Group’s new Booster Fund, set up to help employees who are fundraising for charity by donating more money.
Anyone wishing to place a bid for the use of the seven-seater silver limousine should send their bid to The Co-operative Funeralcare, 6 Chester Road, Newquay to arrive by 3.30pm, Wednesday, September 24.